The John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer is one of the ways that the SFF prose community recognizes emerging talents. And this year, in order to make it easier for those who nominate for the award to read as widely as possible, SL Huang and Kurt Hunt have put together a fantastic anthology of eligible authors: Up and Coming. The collection includes 230 stories from 120 writers, including several folks whose work has appeared here at The Sockdolager: Charlotte Ashley, Philip Brian Hall, Jason Kimble, Rhiannon Rasmussen, and co-editor Alison Wilgus.
The anthology is free to download, but only until March 31st! So hurry over to their website if you'd like to check it out for yourself!